By Bob Katzen

This bill requires all state-owned or rented buildings to maintain free menstrual products, including sanitary napkins, tampons and underwear liners in private and public restrooms and to make them available in a “convenient manner that does not stigmatize any persons seeking the products.”

“Nearly every woman has faced a time when they needed a menstrual product but didn’t have one and had to rely on the kindness of others to get one,” said sponsor Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester). “I believe that it is well within the state’s responsibility to ensure that menstrual products are provided in the restrooms of state buildings, free of charge. This is a simple courtesy for half of the population that relies on these products.”

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